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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10021) 8 years ago
I have a few items that I want to be rid of like my Great Mazinga and wonder if anyone has any tips or warnings for selling on eBay. I used to buy postcards a lot until PayPal annoyed me and I canceled my account. I know I would have to fire it up again but I was wondering if the fees eBay charge are worth the effort.
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Posted by brittany_95 (+344) 8 years ago
Ebay charges 9% for every selling and there is a listing fee. But the only thing that is almost 100% scam proof is PayPal. Comes straight from their account and into yours. Sometimes it is worth it because you get more for what you intended on getting but then again you could get even less than what you wanted. Maybe I helped but then again maybe not. Lol. Good luck!

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Posted by ringin10 (+75) 8 years ago
Unfortunately paypal is not scam proof either. Paypal has gone too far into the "buyer protection" zone, they can rather easily dispute products/services and hold up funds or even have funds put back in there account. Just be careful!

Last time I received funds with paypal they also charged a 5% fee.

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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14239) 8 years ago
Rather than sell your stuff on ebay, I would leave it for now and let Bart sell it at your estate auction.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10021) 8 years ago
At an auction, you lose 20% to fees, too. As lazy as I am, Bart may end up with my Great Mazinga. Or his daughters. They were playing with it the other day and thought it was pretty cool.
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Posted by me55 (+17) 8 years ago
I've never had any problems. Oftentimes ebay is running a special where you can list things for free, but you do lose 8% of what you sell for I believe to ebay. And Paypal does charge a yearly fee I think of about $15? Having to ship something is the worst part I think. It can be costly.
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Posted by Toni Rentschler (+1511) 8 years ago
I agree with the buyer protection crap. All it does is amke it hard to sell to really honest people. I did it for almost 2 years. And in the end I was taken for to many times to make it worth anything. I have had alot of trouble. Yes, Ebay is about 8% and PayPal is about 5-8%. Pluss shipping. So think at that.
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Posted by Sarah Peterson (+380) 8 years ago
You can sell vintage things on Etsy. It's a minimal posting fee (I think I paid .20 per item) and I just can't remember, but it's a small take on your purchase. I believe it's better than Ebay. Just another option! (I don't know what your Great Mazinga is, by the way! )
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3718) 8 years ago
I have never sold anything on ebay but I had a friend who loved it. He sold everything he wanted to get rid of there and claimed that people would often pay as much as the stuff cost new even though it was used. Auctions usually bring better prices than private sales because you get multiple buyers competing and they will often pay more than they would have one on one just because it gets competitive at the end.
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Posted by dudemeister (+91) 8 years ago
that;s weird, seems like i'm always getting messages from ebay stating the selling fees will be waived. almost once a week or every other week i see this.
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Posted by KorysMama (+220) 8 years ago
I am experienced selling items on Ebay. Let me know if you still have items to get rid of.
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Posted by David Schott (+14763) 8 years ago
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Posted by cbt (+87) 8 years ago
I've sold stuff on ebay for a few years and while I don't make enough to fill the pantry, it's a nice way to get rid of clutter and make a little money that I wouldn't have otherwise. Ebay's current policy is 50 items a month listed for free..you pay a fee only if it sells. I've never paid an annual fee for paypal.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3118) 8 years ago
Amorette, I don't know what you have to sell but if it is small and/or easy to ship, craigslist is the ticket. Advertise, out of state. Denver is a great market and people have money and are willing to travel, if the item is desirable. There is never a fee.

I have hopes that Montana Craigslist will grow. I guess the demographics don't work.
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1716) 8 years ago
Tucker: I've used Craigslist a couple times ~ get a LOT of spam..but then I've always kinda liked Spam

Amorette: I'm miffed that Wendy dissed me about my inappropriate ' some time back, but has totally let you off the hook for "Every"...
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Posted by Sunny (+372) 8 years ago
It has been our experience that the buyer pays shipping.
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Posted by Maryann McDaniel (+255) 8 years ago
My husband sells bulletproof clipboards through his website ballisticsystemsco.com He uses paypal and has only had one issue in over two years ... a shipment to Canada, which he replaced. Apparently as difficult as our postal system is, theirs is sometimes worse. Never sold on Ebay, but bought a lot through the years and had no issues.

However, caution with Craigslist. We have listed a high-end bicyle, a boat and a waverunner and got very strange checks -- usually for several hundred dollars more. Once got counterfeit US Postal money orders that even our local post office could not see as fraudulent. Lots of foreign crooks are our experience with Craigslist. However, have successfully sold items, including he boat and bike. Just be cautious!
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Posted by Maryann McDaniel (+255) 8 years ago
Oh, what is a Great Mazinga? Guess I can google it!
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1910) 8 years ago
David's been hittin' the weed.
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Posted by David Schott (+14763) 8 years ago
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